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Lakewood reunion brings racers, fans together

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame hosted the fifth annual Lakewood Speedway Reunion on Saturday in honor of the hundreds of racers who competed on the famed Atlanta track.

"This is the kind of reunion I want to have more of," said racing historian and board member Gordon Pirkle. "One where you sit among the cars, watch racing footage on the TV's and visit with one another."

August 15, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | SPORTS


Local named national rifle champion

A member of River Bend Gun Club in western Dawson County is the 2012 Black Powder Cartridge Rifle National Champion.

Shooting in the master's class, Doug Gazaway of Gainesville won the scope division held July 17 and 18 in Raton, N.M. His spotter, Steve Hubbard, is also a club member.

August 15, 2012 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


American Legion finishes third

The Dawsonville Post 247 American Legion team was one win away from advancing to the regional tournament.

The team, coached by former Dawson County star Kasey Wilson, came up short and lost its last two games of the tournament to finish the season.

July 31, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Teen wins national rifle championship

Dawsonville resident Tristan Melton, 13, has garnered national recognition for his performance in various recent rifle competitions.

A rising eighth-grader at Dawson County Middle School, Melton has earned three first-place medals, been named a state champion and set a National Rifle Association record in his sub-junior class. All since April.

July 25, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | SPORTS


Legion wins 3 of 4

Head Coach Kasey Wilson's American Legion Post 247 team had a busy weekend. The team played four games in two days.

Battling the weather and humidity Dawsonville pulled out three big wins and lost the fourth game in a heartbreaker after leading the entire contest.

July 24, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Program looks to curb bullying

Kids from Dawson County and the surrounding area have one more chance to take part in a free self-defense program.

The program, hosted by White Tiger Yongin Mixed Martial Arts in Dawsonville, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event began as an effort to reduce bullying in schools and the local community.

July 17, 2012 | By Mark Watkins Staff writer | SPORTS


Elliott wins World Crown 300

Local racing historian Gordon Pirkle has a prediction.

"Chase Elliott, he's going to be as big as his dad was in his hay day. I've never seen someone as young as him carry himself and race the way he does," Pirkle said.

July 11, 2012 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Legendary announcer dies

The Georgia racing industry paused last week to remember a legendary announcer and 2003 Hall of Fame inductee.

Known as racing's "little, bitty buddy," Jimmy Mosteller died July 4 at age 85.

July 10, 2012 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Partington pitches a complete game

American Legion Post 247 bounced back with an 18-4 win over Cumming on Saturday.

The game proved to be some revenge following a 13-9 loss to the same team on June 19.

June 26, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Bocce court opens at park

An ancient game has started a new history in Dawson County.

June 13, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | SPORTS


Elite girls win state championship

The United Futbol Academy'94 Elite team took home the State Cup Championship title for the second year in a row.

June 13, 2012 | | SPORTS


Swimmers compete in Gainesville

The Dawsonville Racer swim team opened the season with a meet at Hunter's Chase last Saturday.

June 13, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Legion season begins

American Legion Post 247 baseball is off to a great start with a 4-2 record after one week of play.

June 13, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Museum marks 10 years

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame is celebrating 10 years with festivities on Saturday.

The event includes a car show, a swap meet, arts and crafts, a driver autograph session and live music by band Garage 71.

May 23, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | SPORTS


Dawsonville man among hall of fame semifinalists

A Dawsonville man is among 15 semifinalists for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame's 2012 class of inductees.

The winner of more than 200 NHRA, IHRA and AHRA sanctioned drag racing events, Dick Brannon was directly involved in the development of the Ford 427 race engines and played an important role in development of the 1967 Ford Fairlane 427, including one in which Mario Andretti won the Daytona 500.

May 22, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


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Varsity volleyball coming to Dawson County High School

Girls' volleyball is finally coming to Dawson County.

April 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Tigers take 3 from Indians

The Dawson County High School varsity baseball team secured the second seed in the region with a win in the first game of Friday's ...

April 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Lady Tigers win region track title

Dawson County track had a history making week as the girls' team finished at the top of the region for the first time ever.

April 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson County senior signs with Piedmont College

When senior runner Melanie Rimawi went out for ninth grade soccer, she had no trouble with the conditioning. So much so, people told her she ...

April 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Tigers back in the swing

The Dawson County varsity baseball team swept Fannin County last week to put themselves in contention for a strong finish in the region, as well ...

April 19, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Dawson County senior signs with Piedmont College

When senior runner Melanie Rimawi went out for ninth grade soccer, she had no trouble with the conditioning. So much so, people told her she ...

April 19, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Three Tigers sign to play football

Dawson County High School had three of its Tiger football players sign to continue play at the next level during a joint event last week.

April 19, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Former Dawson County quarterback signs to play Canadian football

Former Dawson County Tiger quarterback Zach Buchan signed last week to play football at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

April 19, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Board approves Chad Pittman as boys’ basketball coach

During the April meeting of the Dawson County Board of Education, the board voted to approve Chad Pittman as the new head boys' basketball coach ...

April 19, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott takes fourth at Bristol

Rookie NASCAR driver Chase Elliott once again finished in the top five, besting his previous finish last weekend, with a fourth place spot at Bristol ...

April 18, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Elliott finishes fifth in Texas

Despite a start from the back of the field, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott was able to race his way to his highest finish in NASCAR ...

April 13, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Tigers’ take last game in West Hall series

After a rough week against Franklin County, and dropping the first two games of the series, the Tigers were able to get a win over ...

April 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Racing loses a legend

Racing legend Charlie Mincey has died.

April 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Brody Chester signs to play for West Georgia Tech

Baseball players crowded into the media center with family and friends at Dawson County High School last month to watch senior Brody Chester sign to ...

April 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


Racing community loses a legend

Racing legend Charlie Mincey has died.

April 08, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS


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